Middle School Youth

General Information for Youth Group Activities

  • For information about youth group, contact Deb Malcom at the church office, or call/text 918-408-1144.
  • All activities are open to St. Benedict youth AND their Catholic or non-Catholic friends.  Youth are always welcome to bring a friend with them to youth group!
  • All participants must have a liability form on file with Deb.   Liability forms are updated once a year (usually during the summer).  Liability forms can be found on the youth table in the Commons, or downloaded from www.dioceseoftulsayouth.org  (click on “Consent Forms”, then Form D).
  • We need adult volunteers to help at all youth group activities.  If you are 18 or over and would like to volunteer, please contact Deb.

The Church of St. Benedict offers many activities for our youth in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades:

  • Summer 4 x 4:  Four days x Four hours each day = tons of fun!  Monday through Thursday during a week in June and a week in July, middle school youth meet in the youth room at 1 p.m., return to the youth room at 5 p.m., and go on a fun field trip in between!  Two days of the week we go somewhere like Catholic Charities or Broken Arrow Neighbors to do a service project.  On the other two days, we go somewhere like SkyZone or Nienhaus Park Pool to play.
  • TGIF: TGIF (To Gather in Faith) meets on Friday nights at 7 p.m., September through April (with the exception of school holidays and Fridays during Lent).  Some Fridays we stay in the youth room for bible study, “nerf night”, service projects, or “drama nights”.  Other Fridays we go somewhere for laser tag, ice skating, hayride, etc.  Ending times vary depending on the night’s activity.
  • CLP: For the first three or four Fridays of Lent, our middle school youth host a program with music, skits, games, and arts and crafts for the preschool and elementary school children.  The middle school youth arrive at 5:45 p.m. for a cheese pizza dinner and to set up for the night.  The younger children join us from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.  At 7:30, we join our parish community in praying the Stations of the Cross.
  • Diocesan Activities: Our St. Benedict youth join with other middle school youth from the Tulsa Diocese for an overnight summer camp, and JCYC ( Jr. High Catholic Youth Conference).
  • Shadow Stations of the Cross: Youth read and act out the Stations of the Cross for the parish community on a Friday during Lent.
  • Frontier City: On a Wednesday in June or July, our youth travel to Frontier City amusement park in Oklahoma City for a day of fun.
  • 30 Hour Famine:  Youth take the challenge to go 30 hours without food!  During the famine, youth participate in games and activities, service projects, prayer, and Mass.